Choicepoint

Privacy Law lists the 16 states that now have notification laws. Thanks, Choicepoint! At Balkin, ‘JB’ has a long discussion of why 2nd term Presidents all seem to be scandal ridden…since the 22nd Amendment took away what game theorists call ‘the long uncertain shadow of the future.’ I nearly said something about ‘experimental confirmation’ here,…

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At MSNBC, Bob Sullivan covers the loss of confidence in ecommerce that leaks are causing: The survey also found nearly all Americans think identity theft and spyware are serious problems, but only 28 percent think the government is doing enough to address the issues. About 70 percent said new laws are necessary to protect consumer…

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“IRS announces plans to be the butt of three consecutive days of “Daily Show” jokes.” So headlines John Paczkowski’s post at Good Morning Silicon Valley.

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We open with two articles from News.com: “ChoicePoint overhaul falls behind,” (June 24) and “ChoicePoint overhaul completed, company says” (June 30). From the latter: “In fact, we’ve gone beyond our announced commitments to make substantial changes in the past 90 days,” ChoicePoint spokesman Dan McGinn said in an e-mail late Tuesday. The Alpharetta, Ga.-based data…

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Choicepoint, please call your trademark attorneys. You’re in danger of becoming a generic term for “massive security breach,” and a band-aid isn’t going to fix that. That was the lead (and about all I’d written) of a long post on Choicepoint and some bank breach. I think it was the New Jersey case. The point…

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